It is confirmed Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Jimmy Butler has been traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski shared this information thorugh his social media account.
Minnesota will also trade Justin Patton and acquire a second round pick in the trade, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/oMXzL7oEen
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 10, 2018
Butler who expressed that he’s no longer happy playing with the Timberwolves earlier this season now got his request to be traded.
The Sixers packaged Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless and a 2022 second-round pick in order to acquire Butler.
To complete and seal the deal, Wolves added Justin Patton.
Saric perhaps the biggest name from that group of players shipped by Philly. Saric is a member of the 2017 All-Rookie First Team and a true basketball superstar back in his home country in Croatia.
Minnesota is currently on a five-game losing skid and its coaching staff probably convinced that it’s difficult for them to win if they continue to have dissatisfied player in their roster.
Jimmy Butler started his career with the Chicago Bulls as its 30th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He then became an All-Star from 2015 to 2018.
Butler joined Minnesota last season in exchange for Zach Lavine, Chris Dunn and a 2017 first round draft pick which is Lauri Markkanen.
|Minnesota Timberwolves (traded)||Philadelphia 76ers (traded)|
|Jimmy Butler||Darioc Saric|
|Justin Patton||Robert Covington|
|2022 Second Round Pick|